Violets Grazed by Deer – Should I Prune?
I had a beautiful patch of violets in my front yard. Sometime in the last day, deer heavily grazed the yard and among the casualties was the violet patch. Should I just fertilize and water and hope for the best? Should I prune past the bitten areas? Should I give up and pull the violets out? Any help would be appreciated!
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Believe it or not, violets are tough little plants. As long as only the foliage was chewed and the rhizomes (roots) remain intact, they will bounce back without any help. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/violet/wild-violets-care.htm